The Instagram Outfits That Are Inspiring Our August Wardrobes

Congratulations—you've made it to August! It's time to kick back and enjoy the last vestiges of summer (sorry, but this is England after all) and embrace everything that your warm-weather wardrobe has to offer. Clad yourself in gingham, forgo jackets for as long as possible, wear your floral dresses on rotation and accessorise yourself in all the basket bags and slingback shoes you can get your hands on.

You might be bored of them now, but come October, you'll be dreaming of these balmy heatwave days. If you're in need of some inspiration for the coming weeks, Instagram is currently stuffed full of enviable outfits. From Jessie Bush's fresh colour combination to Karina Marriott's green check maxi dress, scroll down to discover what to wear in August from the ladies leading the charge. 

KNOTTED SHIRT + MINISKIRT

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@erika_boldrin

Style Notes: A very chic take on safari styling, make the most of the final warmer days by wearing your favourite miniskirt with a knotted shirt in a contrasting colour. 

GINGHAM + STRAPPY SANDALS

Photo:

@styleidealist

Style Notes: Gingham checks are going nowhere. Dress them up with a pair of white strappy sandals—summer's must-have shoe—and finish with simple minimal jewellery. 

FANCY PANTS + TRAINERS

Photo:

@thehautepursuit

Style Notes: As the weather begins to cool slightly, you might want to start phasing some trousers into your repertoire. This satin pair will keep you cool when temperatures soar but will serve as a welcome change from skirts and dresses. Wear with trainers for an edgy spin. 

RETRO FLORALS + SIMPLE SLIDERS

Photo:

@monikh

Style Notes: Faithfull the Brand has singlehandedly put retro florals back on the fashion map with its collection of summer dresses. Pair them with simple footwear so as not to detract from the print at hand. In winter, this rust style will look gorgeous paired with creamy boots, too. 

LILAC + LIME

Photo:

@wethepeoplestyle

Style Notes: We've seen some pretty unexpected colour combinations come through on our feeds this season, though lime and lilac has to be our favourite. Choose hues like Rouje's powdery tones to help better blend the pieces together. 

LEGGINGS + TAILORING

Photo:

@emilisindlev

Style Notes: Cycling shorts may have been all the rage a month or so back, but now hemlines are elongating into calf lengths. Choose a playful printed legging or tight-fitting trouser, then directly contrast with an oversized tailored blazer. 

JEANS + A NICE TOP

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@sylviemus_

Style Notes: We constantly profess our love of jeans and nice tops, though none come chicer than this combination. Elevate a pair of vintage-wash jeans with a satin blouse then finish with the most classic of accessories. 

Up next, we tried on the best heatwave shopping picks for you so you don't have to go anywhere near a stuffy changing room. You're welcome.